Tenets of Faith

We Believe

  • That there is one living and true GOD, eternally existent, who has revealed Himself to mankind in the FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT, which are one (same expression of the TRUE GOD), that this self-existing God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

  • In JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.

  • In the HOLY SPIRIT, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the biblical gifts of the Spirit.

  • That the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments constitute the canon of the Divinely Inspired Word of God in the original languages and manuscripts.

  • That man is sinful by nature and choice and is therefore under condemnation, and in himself is unable to remedy his lost condition.

  • That salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by repentance of sin and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • The Lord Jesus Christ committed ordinances to the church, including water baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

  • In the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head, and all regenerated persons are members.

  • The life of the believer is to be separated from the world by consistent conduct before God and man, and is to be in the world as a life-giving light.

  • In the personal, visible return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body; the final judgment; and the eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.